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It’s Official: The Champions League Final Is Bigger Than the Super Bowl

Posted on by David Warner

The Super Bowl, that vainglorious championship game of American football, is less than a week away, and with this game will come grand estimates of just how many people around the world will be watching. American expatriates, European fans of … Continue reading

Gary Oldman’s Got Skills?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Who knew…actor Gary Oldman shows off his keepy-uppy skills in a promotional video for ITV. Oldman, who has appeared in films such as Batman: The Dark Knight and the Harry Potter movies stars in an ITV promo themed “Good things … Continue reading

TV Rights to Champions League Set to Increase

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Many pundits, myself included, feel that the Champions League has reached a point where it’s more entertaining than the World Cup. It can be deemed blasphemy in some places to say such a thing, but the quality of football in … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 41 Days to Go

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Although the Premiership TV schedules for Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports haven’t been released yet, EPL Talk has put on its thinking cap and can deduce that the following matches will be shown in North America. Saturday, August 19th, … Continue reading

ABC: Another Big Co*k-Up

Posted on by Christopher Harris
2010 -- Dave O'Brien

ABC’s Day 2 World Cup coverage, I believe, was appalling. Sure, Marcelo Balboa misspoke and said “Michael Beckham” during the England match, but that was an unfortunate slip. But what I was more pissed off at was lead commentator Dave … Continue reading

Weekend lineup with announcing teams for ABC and ESPN2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ALL GAMES AVAILIBLE IN HD FRIDAY JUNE 9TH 11:55 am Germany vs Costa Rica ESPN 2 Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa 2:55 pm Poland vs Ecuador ESPN2 Adrian Healey and Tommy Smith SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 9 am England vs Pargauay … Continue reading

"The Times They Are Changin’"

Posted on by Christopher Harris

There’s an interesting article on This Is Anfield about how the SkySports and Setanta deals with the Premiership will change the traditional 3pm kickoff in England (10am ET). Even though the overseas rights to the Premiership have yet to be … Continue reading

Setanta Breaks Sky Premiership Monopoly

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In breaking news, Setanta has won the bids for two of the six Premiership TV rights packages, with Sky picking up the remaining four. This means that from 2007-2010, Sky will show 92 live matches while Setanta will show 46. … Continue reading

Controversy Erupts Around Premier League TV Rights Deal

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After the first round of bidding closed this past Thursday for the TV rights to the English Premier League (2007-2013 season), the Premier League announced that SkySports (to no surprise) has won three of the six packages available. Experts predict … Continue reading

ESPN Interested in Bidding for Premiership TV Rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  Today is the deadline for the first round of bidding for the rights to the 2007-2013 Premiership TV season, and The Guardian newspaper reports that ESPN is interested in purchasing the overseas rights. In North America, ESPN already owns … Continue reading

Deadline Looms for First-Round of EPL TV Bidding

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Next Thursday, April 27th, is the deadline for the first-round of bidding on UK TV rights to the English Premier League for 2007-2013. Interestingly, The Guardian newspaper revealed this morning that Setanta Sports plans on submitting bids for two of … Continue reading

Setanta Adds New World Cup Programming

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Setanta Sports yesterday announced the launch of new World Cup programming, scheduled to begin on May 1: 2006 FIFA World Cup; The Official Guide: Sixteen half-hour programs that preview the World Cup. Includes key archival moments. FIFA World Cup Film … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Continues To Improve

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Is it me or is Fox Soccer Channel getting better and better? Their Super Saturday + round-up program seems more polished. During this past weekend’s episode, Webster and Bretos wore suits instead of their business casual attire. Their rapport together … Continue reading

Fox Sports World Canada: Troubled Times?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Spare a thought for our neighbors to the north in Canada. According to an interesting article in today’s Toronto Star newspaper, here are some interesting revelations: > Fox Sports World Canada are often airing one live English Premier League match … Continue reading

EPL’s Biggest Matches May Move To Internet Next Year

Posted on by Christopher Harris

According to The Guardian newspaper, some of the Premiership’s biggest matches could be broadcast exclusively over the internet from next year rather than via pay TV under plans unveiled yesterday by the Premier League In the next 30 days, the … Continue reading

Bidding Begins for Premiership TV Rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  BBC announced today that the broadcasters interested in winning the rights to broadcasting the English Premier League from 2007-2013 have until April 27 to submit their sealed bids. Read more about the developing story here.

TV Rights Battle May Impact EPL Viewers in North America

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The English Premier League has just struck a deal with the European Union over the future sale of broadcasting rights, which could have a profound effect on the amount of Premiership matches seen on North American TV in the future. … Continue reading

NEWSFLASH: GolTV Adds Premiership Programming

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This morning GolTV announced it is expanding its soccer coverage to include the English Premiership with the addition of Arsenal TV and Liverpool TV to its programming. The two shows will feature full match coverage of the team’s previous weekend’s … Continue reading